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National ProStart Invitational 2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 ProStart Invitational in the management and culinary competitions


Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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Summer Institutes for Educators

Courses taking place through August 2019

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NRAEF Awarded $4.5 Million Grant To Train Justice-Involved Youth For Restaurant Jobs

The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor--the largest in the history of the NRAEF--to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults, will help launch the Foundation’s HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society).

Rob Gifford Named President of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

NRAEF announced the promotion of Rob Gifford to President effective July 1. “Rob’s passion and dedication for cultivating the next generation of restaurant leaders is unparalleled,” said Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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